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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Family  |  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Monk
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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It's ancient wisdom against teenage spunk. 1,000 years of karate tradition is about to get a kick in the pants. See more »


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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

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The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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This is the only film in the series in which Mr. Miyagi does not appear in the final frame of the movie before the credits begin. However, he does appear in the last frame of the scene that transitions into the scene the credits play over. See more »

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In the credits, the character Buddhist Monk is misspelled as Buddist Monk. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land
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Mystic Trader
Written by Nick Marsh & Rocco Barker
Performed by Flesh for Lulu
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This fourth part is a remake with a sensational actress , Hilary Swank and the usual, Pat Morita
7 March 2010 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Here is introduced a new kid , girl , with the subsequently two times Oscarized Hilary Swank . This is an entertaining martial arts movie with the intimate Pat Morita (his final appearance as Keisake Miyagi) , and , as always , the show belongs to Noriyuki-Miyagi . The story deals with a troublesome teenage named Julie (a newcomer Hilary Swank) , thanks to Miyagi she aware that Karate is his salvation , as she battles an evil nemesis , facing off a violent young group trained by an expert fighter (Michael Ironside) . The Japanese Miyagi (Noriyuki, Pat Morita) born in Okinawa teaches his martial arts and to combat at a Zen temple along with some sympathetic monks . Meanwhile , Julie falls in love with a youngster (Chris Conrad) .

This enjoyable movie , a sort of junior version of 'Rocky' , develops a sincere and deep friendship between two protagonists , the rookie young girl and the wise old man . Using more than his fists , Julie learns about herself and the sense of life . Agreeable and likable acting by main actors : Pat Morita and Hilary Swank . Furthermore , it appears as secondaries , the ordinary baddie : Michael Ironside , and the veteran Constance Towers who formerly worked in various films directed by John Ford . The picture contains adequate cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs and long-standing musical score , though with some disco-music , by Bill Conti , trilogy's usual . This feel-good message picture was professionally directed by Christopher Cain , though John G. Avildsen was originally slated to direct his fourth Karate Kid film but dropped out in order to make 8 seconds (1994) . The three previous films , all of them produced by Jerry Weintraub and directed by John G Avildsen , are the followings : original Karate Kid I (1984) in which are presented the classic characters , Karate Kid II (1986) where the protagonists travel to Okinawa and Part III(1989) where Daniel again battling nasty enemies . Rating : Acceptable and passable following , worthwhile seeing . This heartwarming will appeal to Karate Kid trilogy fans .


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